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Black men's arrests at Philadelphia Starbucks prompt city probes amid national outcry
Philly.com ^ | 4/14/18 | Patricia Madej, Joseph N. DiStefano & Jacob Adelman

Posted on 04/16/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Philadelphia’s mayor’s office and Police Department have begun separate investigations into the arrest of two African American men waiting to meet an acquaintance at a Center City Starbucks on Thursday after a video of the incident was widely shared on social media, triggering national outrage.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: business; food; freetoilets; race
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Miami media is spewing this story like these two guys are modern day martyrs.

But it is equally delicious that Starbucks CEO is pleading for forgiveness. I loathe the liberal hacks at Starbucks.

Look, it is wrong for Starbucks or any business to sporadically enforce loitering rules. But whether or not they do, if you don't buy, get out....those are the rules.

1 posted on 04/16/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

My first inclination is to help the left fight left


2 posted on 04/16/2018 9:42:59 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta

‘Let’s you and him fight.’


3 posted on 04/16/2018 9:44:43 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t the Starbucks manager call the police? What did he expect was going to happen?


4 posted on 04/16/2018 9:47:59 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have never bought anything from Starbugs.....................


5 posted on 04/16/2018 9:48:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I saw the video but it only showed them getting arrested. I’m curious about how things developed to get to that point. Were they asked to order something or leave by the manager? Or did the manager just call the police on them without even talking to them? I saw the usual beta-male virtue signaling in the video but could not determine what led up to the decision by the police to arrest them.


6 posted on 04/16/2018 9:51:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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They were asked to leave.


7 posted on 04/16/2018 9:53:48 AM PDT by funfan
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To: SoFloFreeper

....sporadically enforce loitering rules....
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As a luddite I have always wondered how in the past they said “buy something more or get out” to achieve “table turn”(some fast food places purposely made plastic seats uncomfortable so diners would get up faster and be replaced),but in later years when dimwit tech-addicted Millenials came to sip a latte and stare at a phone or laptop, they let them stay four hours each. How do places make any money on ten people who buy 1 item and stay all day at a table?


8 posted on 04/16/2018 9:54:11 AM PDT by frank ballenger
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kinda a lotta overreaction! But it is fun to watch Starbux get raked over the justifiable actions of an employee based on insane leftist principles.


9 posted on 04/16/2018 9:54:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Leftism is an elaborate system for hiding shame behind a cheap mash of virtue. -Klavan.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I miss the days when local stories were local stories.


10 posted on 04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wanna bet both these “angels” have long rap sheets!


11 posted on 04/16/2018 9:54:54 AM PDT by dowcaet
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CEO is a back-stabbing wimp. Stand up for you staff you fool!


12 posted on 04/16/2018 9:55:14 AM PDT by Lent
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To: SoFloFreeper

Too bad, liberal Starbucks. The place sucks. Over priced horrible coffee. Idiots who buy one cup then take up a table all day playing video games on free wifi. Now watch blacks start taking over Starbucks locations, just sitting there surfing on their phones. What will they be able to do? NOTHING! Paying customers start going elsewhere. It is going to be a funny thing to watch.


13 posted on 04/16/2018 9:56:43 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m on the road a lot for work. I will occasionally stop at a McDonald’s or Panera to use their Internet and sometimes a quick meeting. I always at least buy a drink.

These places and starbuck’s have set their business model as a community gathering place. So of course, they can’t complain when the community gathers there.

If I need a bathroom break, I usually use gas stations that I have bought gas from in the past.


14 posted on 04/16/2018 9:57:19 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: SamAdams76

Same question here - why did the manager call the police in the first place? THAT is the question that needs to be answered before any claims of “racism” are leveled at anyone.

And I am NOT a Starbucks fan but if there is more to this story than what the video shows, I would like to hear all of it! Most of the cops I know are far too short staffed to be wandering into coffee shops, especially in that number, to trespass people for no particular reason.


15 posted on 04/16/2018 9:57:25 AM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know Who holds the future!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Selective outrage is a standard tactic of the left and poverty pimps.


16 posted on 04/16/2018 9:58:45 AM PDT by Shark24
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To: SoFloFreeper

They were loitering and asked to leave. When they refused, the cops were called. Why is the perp’s color a factor here? The media is breathlessly reporting this as if they expect (re: hope for) Black Lives Matter to riot. Who is wagging the dog here?


17 posted on 04/16/2018 10:00:08 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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They wouldn't order and they wouldn't leave...Too damn bad the police escorted them out.

Why isn't Starbucks to blame, though, for calling the cops? It is going to get a pass because its run by liberals?

18 posted on 04/16/2018 10:00:17 AM PDT by Kazan
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If the two Men took seats away from Paying Customers, they had no business hanging out there.

By the same token, how many Snowflakes go there, buy a small regular Coffee for a couple of bucks and hang out for hours staring at their Laptops?

The only time I ever go to Starbucks is when someone gives me a Starbucks Gift Card for Christmas. Then I treat myself to a Caffe Mocha.

19 posted on 04/16/2018 10:00:50 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative ( An Armed Society is a Polite Society. An Unarmed Society is North Korea.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Therefore Starbucks is racist.


20 posted on 04/16/2018 10:04:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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